Cranbourne East Secondary College Newsletter

22 March 2019
March 2019
From the Principal 
General Information
RGAR Rewards
Year 7/8 News 
Year 9/10
Year 11/12
School Clubs
Student Voice & Activities
Community Events & News
Performing Arts
Careers & Pathways
Sports Pathway Program
Cranbourne East Secondary College
(03) 5990 0200
50 Stately Drive
Cranbourne East, Victoria, 3977

From the Principal 


I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new students, families and community members through our first newsletter for 2019. It is a pleasure to announce that staff at the College have been extremely pleased with the way in which students have settled back into their learning and proud of the way they are optimistically representing our school through their positive attitude and appearance.


The focus for our work this year is on further developing our student’s writing outcomes, the connection our students feel to the college, and the pride they have in being members of this great school. This approach was commenced last year with the selection of our student leadership group whereby we gave them the opportunity to express their views about ways to improve their school experience. 


I, along with all the staff at the College, look forward to working with you all throughout the year.

Mandee Strickland

School Captains

I would like to introduce our 2019 Student Leaders, congratulations and i look forward to working with you all in 2019.


School captains: Grace Tibusious, Waad Salih, Conor Pennington

Vice captains: Brittney Garvey, Poe Pouesi, Olympia Ward

High Expectations

At CESC, we have high expectations for all students to learn and achieve personal growth and success. High expectations impact directly on children’s motivation to learn, their self-esteem and self-efficacy. The College has very clear high expectations for learning, attendance, behaviour, uniform and technology use; we expect these to be adhered to always. These high expectations reinforce the importance of everyone contributing in a positive manner when at school and in the community.


The key to our work this year is the partnership with home. I strongly encourage you to remain connected to the school via Compass, and to always call when you are unsure about anything. The first opportunity to meet in a formal way with our staff is at our Parent Teacher Interviews which will be on Thursday, April 4th from 12pm to 7.30pm. We expect to see all families in attendance or arranging an alternate time if that date can’t be managed.

Swimming Sports

Although the weather was not perfect on the day our House Swimming Carnival was a great success.  It was terrific to see our students and staff getting into the spirit of competition, dressing up in their house colours and competing in a range of events.  Congratulations and thank you to Dylan Cousins and his team for overseeing the organisation of this highly successful event.

School Council

I am pleased to welcome parent, student and DET staff representatives who have been appointed to School Council for a two-year term:


Parent Representatives: Rebecca Griffiths, Belinda Chouliaras

Student Representatives: Gemma Fleiner, Ronan Edwards

DET Representatives: Roxy McGuire, Robert Horwill


We farewell Kira Timms as a parent representative on School Council and say thanks for her contribution to our school.  We are indebted to our parents for the great volunteer work they do in representing our school community on School Council.  School Council is our governing body which ensures that Cranbourne East SC keeps moving onwards and upwards in providing excellence in teaching and learning for our students.


There are still some parent positions available and if you are interested can you please let us know.

Child Safe Standards

CESC is committed to the practices and values surrounding child safety. All procedures, measures and practices have been developed in accordance with Ministerial Order No 870 -Child Safe Standards- Managing the risk of child abuse in schools.


Cranbourne East Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Cranbourne East Secondary College has zero tolerance for child abuse.


Cranbourne East Secondary College pride is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. With particular attention being given to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. 


Every person involved in Cranbourne East Secondary College has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

Acting Principal

I will be on long service leave for the first three weeks of term two. Liz Swan will be the Acting Principal during my absence. Liz is an experienced leader and is currently Assistant Principal at Narre Warren South P-12 College.

General Information

Upcoming events


  •  4th Parent, Student & Teacher Interviews (click here for more information)
  • 5th Term 1 finishes at 2:30
  • 23rd Term 2 starts
  • 25th ANZAC Day


  • Careers Expo
  • Cross Country


Bocca Foods operate the College Cafe. They will provide recess and lunch meals for purchase to the college community. Also, You will now be able to place online lunch orders directly with Bocca Foods at their website, More information is available on the school website.


Assessment and Reporting Information

At the College, student assessment information is made available through Compass as the assessments are completed. This means that students and parents can see this information before the traditional end of the semester reporting cycle. At CESC, we refer to this as Live Reporting

Each term, teachers will use Compass to communicate the assessment information for:

  • All Common Assessment Tasks (CATs)
  • At least one other piece of assessment

The assessment task will appear as a Learning Task on Compass. CATs will include a Victorian Curriculum achievement level, a teacher comment and a rubric, where relevant. The assessment information for CATs will be made available within three school weeks of the assessment being completed. This time allows students who have missed that task to catch up, and the teaching team time to meet and moderate the assessment judgements.


Parents and students will receive an email notification when the assessment results and feedback are made visible. This assessment information for CATs will be linked and appear on the students’ Semester Reports.

Student Diaries

In 2019, a student diary has been added to the required items listed on the booklist at each Year Level. All students are required to have a diary with them in every lesson. Students will be encouraged to use their diary to support their organisational skills and can be used as a point of communication between parents and teachers. 

Students can purchase a high quality diary from the Sub-School Administration Assistants' office for $6 or buy a student diary of their choice of retailer. (eg. Kmart, Officeworks, newsagency, etc.)


RGAR Rewards

RGAR Rewards

This program recognises commitment and effort outside of the classroom. Students are awarded points in four categories:

  1. Arts & Clubs
  2. Leadership & Community
  3. Sport & Recreation
  4. Values

Points are assigned by staff and accumulate throughout a student’s time at CESC.


When a student has reached 1,000 points in any category they will be awarded a badge and a bronze merit for that category. The merit is attached to the badge. They will continue to accumulate points and be awarded a silver merit at 2,000 points, a gold merit at 3,500 points and a platinum merit at 5,000 points. These points are visible to both students and parents in Compass. An SMS will be sent home each time a students is awarded a badge. Badges and merits will be awarded at whole school or year level assemblies. 


Student point tally

You can see how many points a student has accrued by looking in Compass at their chronicle summary


Top 10 Students

The following students are currently in the top 10


Sport &



& Leadership

Arts & Clubs Values Total
KNEVITT, Jodie 9I 110 0 100 0 210
RIVERO MARMOLEJO, Jessica 12 E 110 0 100 0 210
PRADEEP, Adithya 8G 110 0 10 50 170
AFANASYEVA, Polina 8A 70 0 80 0 150
PERERA, B.Sanuda 9I 110 0 40 0 150
ROBILLIARD, Abbie 10B 60 0 80 0 140
BANNISTER, Crystal-Lee 9I 0 0 80 50 130
BEALE, Heidi 8H 0 0 80 50 130
CASSET, Tayah 7A 0 0 80 50 130
HALDANE, Lily 7I 110 0 0 0 110

House Point Tally



Sport &



& Leadership

Arts & Clubs Values Total
Deakin 600 0 810 1250 2660
Gilmore 1050 0 600 540 2190
Chisolm 820 0 250 930 2000
Parkes 350 0 300 840 1770
Florey 210 0 400 2890



Activities eligible for points

The following activities are some examples of how students can receive points



Activities / Events



Breakfast Club


Chess Club

Diversity Club


Drama Club

Culture Club


Music Club






Assembly performers

Student Voice





Cross Country

School representation (SMR onward)







Year 7/8 News 

Year 7 and 8 Assistant Principal's News

Linda Buckeridge



Harmony and Close the Gap Day – 21st March

Year 8 Health and Wellbeing Day – 29th March

Parent Teacher Interviews – 4th April


What a fabulous start we have had to the year in the green building and across the junior part of the school! The Year 7 and 8 students have been working extremely hard to kick the year off on a positive note, knuckle down with their learning and strive for the high expectations we continue to set across the College.



What a busy couple of months it has been!

We started with Welcome Week with students familiarising themselves with their new surroundings and new relationships. The staff were always on call to assist in opening a locker or help students find their way to classes! Overall the students have settled in extremely well and very quickly and we are proud of the way our largest cohort of year 7 students ever, have made such a successful transition.



During late February, 130 of our year 7s headed off to Grantville Lodge. It was impressive to see the vigour in which the students tackled a range of activities and tasks, whilst building their teamwork skills, relationships, resilience and belief in themselves to tackle even the most tricky of challenges. Our students participated in a variety of activities that included high ropes, bike riding, low ropes/team building, canoeing, archery and bush cooking. There were so many highlights as you will be able to see in the pictures included, however the most memorable for our staff was the high level of genuine praise we were given by the camp co-ordinators and leaders, that our Year 7 CESC students were so far the most polite, well behaved and courteous group they had had through their camp in a number of years. What an honour to be recognised in such a way and how proud we were of our students!




During February, families had the opportunity to visit the green building and familiarise themselves with staff and the spaces that their children would be working in. We had Home Group teachers from Year 7 as well as, wellbeing, leaders and principal team members to assist in answering any questions and to enable more connections to be made. The free BBQ was also quite the hit, despite the weather not really being in our favour!


During last week we had a visit from the Casey 360 bus. This is an initiative of Casey Council to provide opportunities for our youth to connect with a variety of local services. Each home group was able to access the bus during one period and throughout the week it was in attendance during recess and lunchtimes. The bus will continue to visit us throughout the year and at anytime students will be able to access any of the services on offer. Once again we had reports from the organisers/facilitators that the Year 7 students of CESC were some of the most highly motivated and engaged students they had worked with. We are so proud of you Year 7!!

Year 8 will also be able to access the bus at anytime it is based in the school – during recess, lunch and after school. Most students have previously participated in a full session of familiarisation and now older students can access the service on a needs basis.

A huge thank you to our Wellbeing team for creating these engaging opportunities for real life and community links.


Thank you to all Year 8 students and families in ensuring we commenced the year with a very positive start. Although at times uniform, homework and arriving on time has been a challenge, we are grateful for the effort everyone is making in ensuring our school policies and procedures are followed. This year we have welcomed a new Year Level Leader into Year 8 - Beth Batchelor and a number of new staff have also entered the year level and College. All staff look forward to building relationships and further connections throughout the year.


Swimming Carnival

It was terrific to see so many students from the junior school cohort representing their house during the swimming sports. Whether it was through participation in events, getting dressed up or supporting from the sidelines, it was a day to celebrate our College and build relationships, whilst supporting those with swimming prowess to move on to the district swimming event.



During the first few weeks of term our students were invited to audition for the whole school production for 2019 titled ‘We Will Rock You’. We are very proud of those of you who auditioned and congratulations to those who were successful in achieving various roles. What an exciting time you have ahead in getting ready for this event in August.

Student Voice

Throughout the term we have had various nominations for a variety of leadership roles across the College. I would like to recognise the huge amount of students who put their hands up to take on one of these roles and congratulations to those who were successful. There are many opportunities to get involved in leadership opportunities here at CESC, so keep looking out for them all!



There are many clubs on offer that have already started for the year. Please don’t forget to look at the bulletins and general information on Compass as to what is coming up! Students can always ask myself, leaders and/or Home Group teachers for information if they get stuck!


NAPLAN Tests going 'online' - Year 7 2019

As many students and parents would know, Year 7 is a 'NAPLAN' year. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students is held in May each year. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals which can be used to improve student achievement.


In 2018, the NAPLAN tests began transitioning from a paper based test to an online assessment (i.e., students complete the tests utilising a computer or tablet). NAPLAN Online delivers numerous benefits including:

  • a ‘tailored test’ design that adapts to correct and incorrect student responses providing a more precise understanding of student achievement;
  • innovative use of technology, including a more engaging test design and a wider range of item types;
  • the extension of the ‘test window’ to two weeks, allowing schools greater opportunity to schedule the tests at times that suit them best and increasing student participation.

In 2019, our students will sit the NAPLAN online tests. However, children in some other schools across Australia will sit the NAPLAN paper tests this year. Federal, state and territory education ministers have agreed that all schools will move online by 2020. State and territory education authorities have determined when their schools move online.


As students are assessed on the same literacy and numeracy curriculum content, regardless of whether they complete the test online or on paper, results for both formats can be reported on the same NAPLAN assessment scale.

To find out more about NAPLAN Online, visit 


Year 7 Camp

On Monday 25th of February, 130 students from year 7, full of excitement, came to school with bags and smiles. As the bus slowly came to the corner of the school, we jumped in and went off to Grantville Lodge, for 2 nights and 3 days. We participated in a number of fun and exciting activities, they included Low ropes, High ropes, Canoeing, Archery, Hut building, Mountain Biking and Bush Cooking. The food was tasty and everyone loved the night of ice cream dessert. On the first night after dinner, we went out for a short bush walk, for those who had forgotten their torches, it was a little scary. It was really nice to be able to hear the sounds of nature and see the bright stars fill the sky above us. A combination of excitement and nature’s bugsand flies, meant we didn’t get the earliest night’s sleep. The staff at camp were so friendly and made sure we had a really enjoyable time. On the second night we had a movie night, we watched The Mighty Ducks. The last morning, before we left, we had to complete a Survival challenge. We got into groups and participated in activities that involved teamwork, made a group chant and made our own canoes. We had a great 3 days of camp. We will never forget our first experience of camp as secondary college students.


Tanvir Kaur & Muskan Arora 7H


Year 8 News:

The year 8 cohort has had a great start to the year overall. Students have settled into their classes nicely and we are seeing positive attitudes and learning occurring. New to the subjects this year for year 8 is Learning 4 Success (L4S). In this subject students will be learning about things that are relevant to them as individuals and areas that will helped them to grow as both people and learners. The first big task for the year in L4S was selecting class captains. This year class captains are running a bit different, instead of only having just one or two class captains in each home group, in each home group class there are different areas that captains are assigned to. In order to be chosen as a class captain, students had to write a speech and present this to the class and then the class voted for each type of captain. Well done to all students that applied for these positions and congratulations to the successful candidates! Below is the list of class captains for each home group:




Also a big congratulations to William Richards and Keira Willams who were successful in their application for representing the Year 8 cohort as Year 8 student leaders. All leaders should feel very proud of their achievement and we look forward to working with them.


Upcoming events for Year 8s:

-On Friday March 29th the Year 8 cohort will be participating in a health and wellbeing day. This day will consist of a guest speaker, as well as many different lessons and activities to help with a healthy mind. We look forward to this day and hope all year 8s are too.

- Year 8 camp is in the works at the moment and is scheduled for the beginning of term 4. We hope to have the majority of the year 8 cohort attending this camp, as it will be a great experience and a chance for the Year 8s to step out of the comfort zone while enjoying some fun activities. More information is to come in regards to this so watch this space and keep an ear out for this!


We would like to congratulate the year 8s again on a great start to the 2019 year and look forward to what is to come for the remainder of term 1 and then term 2.


Year 9/10

Year 9 and 10 Assistant Principals News

Lisa Monaghan 



What a whirlwind it has been already to start 2019!! The 8 weeks that we’ve had already has flown. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new families, many of whom have now had the chance to settle in quite seamlessly. Our school has had a lot of enrolments, not just throughout middle school, but across all year levels, that has kept us very busy starting off this year.

In Years 9 & 10, we had our information night in Week 7. Thank you to those families that came along, to get more of an understanding of what will be happening in your child’s year level throughout the year, mainly in regards to City Experience, camps and Work Experience. To start this year off, it’s pleasing to see so many students enthralling themselves in their electives and studies overall. Our uniform has become noticeably sharper, as our students demonstrate pride for our CESC brand and attempt to uphold it in a high regard.

Although middle school has had a relatively smooth start, it’s a timely reminder for students and parents, that when difficulties arise, to use strategies encouraged and also to approach staff.  Parents/guardians, please encourage your child to approach their Year Level Leaders or another adult at school, before a situation increases. When there’s general concerns, or minor ones, students should seek out their Home Group (HG) teacher as their first point of call. This is the same protocol that we expect for parents too (contact your child’s HG teacher).



We’ve recently had our annual Swimming Carnival- where it was impressive to witness the talent and effort made by students. Last week we’ve had our Year 9’s go out on their first City Experience to the Courthouse and be a witness to actual cases presented to the courts, which ties in well to their Legal unit in Humanities.  The challenge of real life learning for students incorporated using a Myki card to get onto the train to navigate around the city, during this day.



For Year 10 families that missed the information session, if you’re unaware, your child has their Work Experience coming up, very early next term. Quite a few forms that confirm your child’s work experience placement are yet be returned. They are overdue, please ensure your child has called the company they are interested in completing experience at, as we need these finalised ASAP.  


Have a safe break over the upcoming holidays.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

NAPLAN Tests going 'online' - Year 9 2019

As many students and parents would know, Year 9 is a 'NAPLAN' year. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students is held in May each year. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals which can be used to improve student achievement.


In 2018, the NAPLAN tests began transitioning from a paper based test to an online assessment (i.e., students complete the tests utilising a computer or tablet). NAPLAN Online delivers numerous benefits including:

  • a ‘tailored test’ design that adapts to correct and incorrect student responses providing a more precise understanding of student achievement;
  • innovative use of technology, including a more engaging test design and a wider range of item types;
  • the extension of the ‘test window’ to two weeks, allowing schools greater opportunity to schedule the tests at times that suit them best and increasing student participation.

In 2019, our students will sit the NAPLAN online tests. However, children in some other schools across Australia will sit the NAPLAN paper tests this year. Federal, state and territory education ministers have agreed that all schools will move online by 2020. State and territory education authorities have determined when their schools move online.


As students are assessed on the same literacy and numeracy curriculum content, regardless of whether they complete the test online or on paper, results for both formats can be reported on the same NAPLAN assessment scale.

To find out more about NAPLAN Online, visit 

Year 11/12

Message from Senior School Assistant Principal

It has been an excellent start to the 2019 school year!  The Senior School students have started the year extremely motivated and focused and it is pleasing to hear so many positive comments from teachers of their classes.


The Year 12 VCE & VCAL staff & students really set the tone for the year and built strong relationships with their peers and teachers during their annual study camp. It was pleasing to see students engaged in various presentations as well as participate in team building sessions. Thank you to all the staff who planned, attended or supported the camp both directly or back at school.


Over the last few weeks the Year Level Leaders have been using academic and attendance data as well as feedback from teachers to commence review meetings with students and where necessary, parents. These meetings will continue throughout the year and provide additional support for students.


Senior School students are role models for the younger year levels. As such, all students are expected to be in correct school uniform as per the uniform policy. This includes no logos on socks, no facial piercings (including no clear piercings), and school PE uniform only when VCE PE or VET Sport & Recreation is timetabled on that day. The full uniform policy can be located on the College website.


It is pleasing to see the majority of students using their time to an advantage in study periods or when they are looking for work placements. All students are required to be in Study Hall during their study periods and to use this time productively to complete required work, gain assistance from their teachers or finalise their work placements.


I look forward to working with the year 11 and 12 students and parents to ensure 2019 provides students with various opportunities, experiences and a plan for the future.


Penni Roe




Welcome back Year 11 students and new enrolments to Year 11. We are really pleased to share that the year 11 students have settled into the year really well.


Staff members that make up the Year 11 Team:        Year 11 Home group Teachers:

Senior School Assistant principal- Ms Roe         11A- Ms Adam             11F- Ms Lillis

Year 11 VCE Team Leader- Ms Corney                 11B- Ms Sood               11G- 

Year 11 VCE Assistant Leader- Ms Bisi                 11C- Ms Samways     11H- Mr Bentley

Year 11 VCAL Leader- Ms Greenwood                 11D- Mr Wedig           11I- Ms Watts

Year 11 VCAL Assistant - Mr Steve Culbert      11E- Mr Fearnett

Career Advisor- Nancy Huez               

VET Co-ordinator- Liz Hassell                   

Wellbeing Co-ordinator: Debbie Edwards                                 

Senior School Key Dates: Term 1





Thursday 21st March

Harmony & Close the Gap Day


Monday 25th March

Presentation Ball information night- 7:30pm- LRC


Thursday 4th April

Parent Teacher interviews

Friday 5th April

Term 1 Ends


Parents and Compass

Compass is a great tool for communication with the College. Parents can access Compass for the following:

  • Approve and give reasons for absences

  • Monitor student progress by viewing learning tasks for each subject

  • Access progress reports (every 3 weeks)

  • Accessing the Compass Calendar for SAC dates / important dates

  • Approve excursions and incursions that need parent permission

  • Email and communicate with teachers

If parents do not have their password, please contact the College


Year 11 Presentation Ball 2019

Information Night: Monday 25th March 7:30pm in the College LRC

Information Night for all parents Presentees & partners. Due to limited positions, you must attend this meeting with your DEPOSIT PAYMENT OF $100 per couple, to guarantee a placement for the 2019 Presentation Ball.

A deposit of $100 per couple is required on this night to ensure a placement. Cash or Cheque accepted. Cheques made payable to “Good Look Dance”. THERE WILL BE NO EFTPOS OR CREDIT CARD FACILITY.


  • Discussion & questions on dresses, shoes, suits, etc.

  • Commitment, practice times & expectations.

  • Package deal price & inclusions.

*Information hand out will be distributed with rehearsal times & costs etc.


Presentation Ball Thursday 19th September 2019.



“The Grand on Princes” 2251 Princes Hwy Mulgrave.


Northern Territory Tour 2019

Currently we have 38 students who have signed up for the Northern Territory Tour for 2019. The tour date is Friday June 21st- Wednesday 3rd July.  The cost is $2100.

See below for the payment schedule (payment plans are also available).

There are two spaces available so if any students are interested please contact Ms Corney on the College number 5990 0200.

Payment plan

Following is a payment plan to ensure the tour is fully paid before we depart for the Northern Territory.  Please pay the amounts on or before each date as money is continually forwarded onto the tour company.





Friday 16th November 2018


Non - refundable deposit


Friday 14th December 2018



Friday 8th February 2019



Friday 8th March 2019



Friday 5th April 2019



Friday 24th May 2019




A student meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 19th March at lunchtime to go over equipment list, dietary requirements and T-Shirt sizes. A parent information session will be scheduled late Term one or early Term two to go over final details.




What the students can expect this year:

  • Knowledge and content

  • A range of assessment types

  • A range of programs to support their learning

  • Advice in future pathways planning

  • Support, encouragement, assistance, guidance


What the staff will expect from the students:

  • Commitment to their studies

  • Attendance

  • Punctuality

  • Completion of work

  • Meeting deadlines



  • The College has an expectation that students undertaking a unit 1 & 2 subject will undertake 2-3 hours per subject per week of home study and students undertaking a unit 3 & 4 subject undertake 3-5 hours per subject per week.

  • This should include homework, revision, completion of assignments, extension work, study and preparation for SACs and study for examinations.

  • Students need to balance home study with part time employment, sporting and social commitments.

  • Students who are engaged in more than 12-15 hours per week of outside commitments find it extremely difficult to perform to the best of their ability in their VCE studies.


Senior School VCE Homework Club

Senior School Homework club is running every Wednesday night after school from 3:00pm-4:15pm in the Yellow Building. Its been great to see so many students working with teachers to improve their results.


If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s academic, social and/or emotional well-being, please contact your child’s home group teacher, alternatively you can contact Elise Corney or Natalie Bisi



Year 11 VCAL


VCAL Homework Club

VCAL Homework Club runs every Thursday in OP01/OP02 from 3:10pm to 4:10pm. Consent forms can be obtained from homegroup teachers or from Mrs Greenwood in the Y11 office.

Year 11 VCAL events in Term 1

This term is filled with many great learning opportunities for your son/daughter. Outlined below is some information about each of the interesting incursions/excursions that your young person is participating in this term as part of their learning in VCAL.





Thursday, 31st of January

Year 11 VCAL Commence


Tuesday, 11th of Feb

School Photos


Monday, 11th of March

Labour Day


Tuesday, 12th of March

Swimming Carnival (all day)


Tuesday 26th of March

Legal Aid Victoria Seminar – Sexting and Cyber Bullying


Tuesday 2nd of April

Legal Aid Victoria Seminar – Consent



Personal Development Skills – Primary School Visits (TBC)


Thursday, 4th of April

Last Day of VCAL classes, Term 1


Friday, 5th of April

Term 1 Ends


This term in Literacy the topic focus is on Community engagement. In both Numeracy and Personal Development Skills students are learning about Health and Fitness, which will examine both mental and physical elements.

26th of March and 2nd of April – Victoria Legal Aid – Students will host Lawyers from the Legal Education and Community engagement section of Legal Aid Victoria who will present 2 one hour sessions over two days on the following topics;

-       Sexting and Cyber Bullying

-       Consent and the Law.

Cranbourne East Primary School - As part of their Year 11 studies students will be working with Cranbourne East Primary School to provide reading support and develop literacy skills with the junior levels of the school. Students will prepare for their first visit to the primary school in Term 1.


Elise Corney                                             Irene Greenwood

Year 11 VCE Leader                            Year 11 VCAL Leader




Fun from Year 12 camp


Year 12 VCE – Term 1 Key Dates

Thursday 4th April

Final Day for Yr. 12 Career Action Plans


Friday 5th April

Term 1 Ends


Tuesday 23rd April

Term 2 Starts

Thursday 2nd May

VCE & VCAL Careers Expo: Yr. 11 & Yr. 12 (Caulfield Racecourse)

Friday 3rd May

Year 12 Women of Troy Excursion P1 – 4

Monday 6th May

Year 12 Elevate- Ace your exams

Friday 17th May

Year 12 Elevate- Memory mnemonics

Thursday 6th June

Final Day for Unit 1 & Unit 3 Classes

Friday 7th June –

Friday 14th June

Year 12 Mid-Year Exams

Wednesday 12th June

GAT Exam (All students studying Unit 3 & 4 Subject)


In 2019, our Year 12 students will be the fourth group of students who will graduate from our College. We are very proud of them for undertaking this challenge and are really excited to be sharing this exciting journey with them!

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Year 12 Team for 2019.  Families are encouraged to contact their child’s Home Group teacher should they have any concerns.

  • Mrs Penni Roe – Senior School Assistant Principal

  • Mrs Kelly Jessop – Year 12 Leader

  • Miss Veronica Guthrie – Assistant Year 12 Leader

  • Mrs Irene Greenwood - Year 12 VCAL Leader

  • Miss Jess Latchford - Year 12 VCAL Assistant

  • Mr Justin Savio – 12A Home Group Teacher

  • Mrs Chris Davey White – 12B Home Group Teacher

  • Mr Craig Kennedy – 12C Home Group Teacher

  • Mrs Friso – 12D Home Group Teacher

  • Mr Thomas – 12E Home Group Teacher

  • Miss Hassan – 12F Home Group Teacher


Mrs Nancy Huez is our Careers Advisor and will work predominantly with our year 11 and 12 VCE students. Mrs Elizabeth Hassell will work with our year 11 and year 12 VCAL students

Year 12 VCE

Equipment and books

By now all students should have purchased the necessary equipment and textbooks and be fully prepared for their classes.  Families who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining these items should contact the Year Level Team for assistance.

VCE calendar

Please be advised that the VCE SAC Calendar is live on compass. You are able to access this and see when your child has a SAC/event coming up. If your child has multiple SACs on the same day, please ensure he/she sees the year 12 leaders to reschedule a SAC.

Special examination arrangements

Students are eligible for Special Examination Arrangements if it can be demonstrated that their capacity to access a VCE external assessment is impaired due to a:

´ severe health impairment

´ significant physical disability

´ hearing impairment

´ vision impairment

´ specific learning disorder (previously referred to as learning disability)

´ severe language disorder.

Applications for Special Examination Arrangements for each student must be made through appropriate school personnel, be endorsed by the principal and be supported by recent medical or other specialist reports.

If you think your child may be eligible for special provision, please contact Mrs Jessop ASAP.


Supporting your child through VCE

Parents and caregivers are integral in supporting their child through VCE. The most effective ways a parent/caregiver can offer support are the practical, physical things and to keep a close eye on their son or daughter’s mental/emotional health. Here are some tips:

Health - physical

·      Encourage healthy and regular eating – breakfast is vital!

·      Encourage daily exercise – half hour minimum

·      Encourage adequate water intake – aim for 2 litres per day

·      Encourage adequate sleep – 8-9 hours, no late night study - it doesn’t work!


Health – mental/emotional

·      Guide, support and encourage your son or daughter. Don’t nag and tell them they will fail if they don’t work harder

·      Take their efforts seriously. Encourage them  to believe in themselves and their ability to do their best

·      Let them know you are there when they need you and encourage them  to communicate, in particular if they are feeling overwhelmed and/or struggling

·      Keep an eye on their mental health – look for changes in mood, sleeping/eating patterns and/or behaviour. If concerned speak to the school’s VCE coordinator, teacher or member of the wellbeing team or your family doctor

·      Help them keep the year in perspective. Encourage them to do their best but don’t overwhelm them with pressure, expectations or negative comments. Aim for encouragement, praise, support and realistic expectations of their academic performance

·      Remember people often become supersensitive and explosive under pressure - family members may be the first target. Try not to overreact or personalise!


Study specific

·      Set up a study friendly area – quiet, well lit and free from distractions

·      Encourage regular study breaks – stretch, grab a snack, fresh air/power walk


Other tips

·      Encourage your son /daughter to limit gaming/social media time

·      It is still important for your son/daughter to have some relaxation and fun time

·      Encourage your son/daughter to avoid or limit part time work – 10 hours maximum per week

·      Limit their other responsibilities including domestic chores



Year 12 VCAL

VCAL Homework Club

VCAL Homework Club runs every Thursday in OP01/OP02 from 3:10pm to 4:10pm. Consent forms can be obtained from homegroup teachers or from Mrs Greenwood in the Y11 office.

Year 12 VCAL events in Term 1

This term is filled with many great learning opportunities for your son/daughter. Outlined below is some information about each of the interesting incursions/excursions that your young person is participating in this term as part of their learning in VCAL.


Year 12 VCAL – Term 1





Thursday, 31st of January

Year 12 VCAL Commences


Thursday, 31st of Jan to Friday 1st of Feb

Year 12 Study Camp and goal setting


Tuesday, 11th of Feb

School Photos


Tuesday, 26th Feb

PDS – Retirement Village Visit (Kellie Friso) (Period 3-4)


Monday, 4th of March

Immigration Museum, Excursion


Tuesday, 5th of March

Gambling Victoria (Bron Martin)


Monday, 11th of March

Labour Day


Tuesday, 12th of March

Swimming Carnival (all day)


Thursday, 14th of March

PDS – Retirement Village Visit (Shaun Thomas) (Period 3-4)


Tuesday, 19th March

Victorian Institute of Sport – Motivational Speakers


Tuesday, 2nd of April

PDS – Retirement Village Visit (Sawsan Hassan) (Period 3/4)


Thursday, 4th of April

Last Day of VCAL classes, Term 1


Friday, 5th of April

Term 1 Ends


Tuesday, 23rd of April

Term 2 Begins


Thursday, 25th of April

Anzac Day


February and March – Cranbourne East Retirement Village – Students undertake Personal Development Skills and as part of this subject they are required to be involved in Community Projects. During Term 1 students will visit Hunters Green Retirement Village and be involved in developing and participating in recreational activities with the residents. In Term 2 students will continue this relationship and interview the residents about growing up and living in a different generation.


4th of March - Immigration Museum – In Personal Development Skills and Literacy Students will be learning about multiculturalism, diversity in our community and participating in organising activities relating to Harmony Day, which celebrates the many different cultures that make up our community. As part of developing their understanding students will visit the Immigration Museum in Melbourne and learn about the importance of belonging.


19th March – Para Athletes – In Literacy Students are discussing and writing about the qualities of a hero. As part of these studies we will host two athletes from the Victorian Institute of Sport who will speak to students about his/her journey and overcoming adversity to gain success in his/her chosen sport.

5th of March – Responsible Gambling Victoria - As part of our numeracy subject we will be examining probability and chance in term 1. To understand this process further students will examine the risks and pitfalls of Gambling, an activity that can often lead to addiction. Students will participate in an incursion from Responsible Gambling Victoria.


Year 12 is an exciting, challenging and demanding year. The reward at the end of all your hard work will stay with you for your entire life! So work hard and make the most of every opportunity you get this year!


Kelly Jessop                                              Irene Greenwood   

Year 12 VCE Leader                            Year 12 VCAL Leader


More fun from Year 12 camp


eSmart Cyber Safety Posters

Congratulations to Darren Batarina of Year 11 for winning the eSmart Cybersafety poster competition. A $50 gift card will be rewarded for his eye-catching design which won't require readers to even stop and read to be reminded that cyberbullying is not encouraged at our school.


Attached are three other posters that also did really well and all four will be displayed around the school.



Welcome to the Library

It's been an exciting start to the year with new shelves added to the library area. I look forward to adding lots of new and interesting books for students and staff to read - just look for the 'New Books' display to see the latest additions to our library.


Happy reading.



School Clubs

Magic Club

Starting 2019, Magic club now has a student committee who will be responsible for duties such as:

- Running tournaments

- Networking with local schools and game stores

- Teaching new students

- Advertising the club

- Raising funds for the club


Student Voice & Activities


My name is Sawsan Hassan and I have been given the privilege of running Student Voice and Leadership at CESC for 2019. This year there are many changes and new initiatives that will be taking place in student voice, ranging from changes to selection processes for leaders to the formation of a Student Representative Council. As part of a whole school improvement initiative, CESC is making these changes to improve student’s agency, connectedness and governance.


This term we will be having two assemblies. The first will be for Harmony and Close the gap day taking place on the 21st March during period 4. The second will be a whole school assembly taking place during period 1 on April 1st. All parents and members of the school community are invited to be part of our assemblies and to support and celebrate our students’ accomplishments.

I look forward to meeting many of you in person and please don’t hesitate to contact me via email should you require any information about Student Voice and Leadership at CESC.

School Leaders

The process by which we select our school captains for 2019 was quite rigorous. Applications, elections and interviews with the principal were all part of becoming a school captain this year.


In December last year over 600 students and 80 teachers took part in school captain elections. The process was open to all students and teachers to vote for who they thought would be the best representatives for the school and the student body for 2019.


Being a school captain is a great opportunity to be a leader and role model to students in our school. School captains represent our school at external events and take part in planning internal events such as assemblies. This year we have a very diverse group of captains from different backgrounds and with different interests and talents. However, one thing that they have shown that they have in common is the commitment, passion and enthusiasm to improve the school and make it the best place it can be for students today and in the future.


Congratulations to all of the students that nominated themselves and to all the staff and students that took part in the election process.

School Captains

Grace Tibusious

I have been elected as one of the school captains for 2019. I am completing year 12 this year. I wanted to take on this role because I wanted young women to have someone to look up to and come to for support. I want young women at CESC to know that if I can do it, they can to. I also want to ensure that everyone in the school feels like their voices matter and that they are being heard. My job is to make sure I make myself available to my fellow students so they can voice their opinions on how to make our school a better place.

Waad Salih

I am completing my year 12 this year. I really wanted to have the opportunity to play a role in student leadership at CESC because I knew the possible positive changes a leader could make within our school.  I had originally thought that I didn't have the ability to represent our school. However, when I was approached about applying for leadership and I learnt about the new initiatives taking place in student voice, in particular the SRC, I jumped at the opportunity. I felt like the passion that I had to bestow change was going to be appreciated and encouraged through this position. I look forward to being at the forefront of change and growth of student voice at CESC.

Conor Pennington

I am currently a year 12 student at CESC. I applied for the role of School Captain as I wanted to be a role model and inspire students in the younger year levels. As school captain, I want to push towards making our school anti-violence and anti-bullying, and ultimately make our school a safer place for everyone. Over my school years, I have had many previous leaders become an inspiration and role model to me, and I want to continue their legacy and make them proud.


School Vice Captains

Brittney Garvey

I am a student in Year 12 VCAL. I wanted to be a CESC Vice School captain because I wanted to make a change to our school. I also wanted to be captain because I wanted to challenge myself and be the best I can be in my final year at school. Being the Vice Captain means a lot to me, it gave me hope that I can do anything if I push myself. Also, as this is my last year, I would like to play a role in making positive change to our school for future students. I am looking forward to working with the younger year levels to increase our student voice and ultimately making our school better.

Poe Pouesi

I am currently completing year 12. To me being a Vice Captain of Cranbourne East Secondary College is not just a title, but an honour. To be in the position where I can make a difference, lead and make our school a more jovial environment is a great opportunity for me.  This position will also give me the opportunity to be a role model for students and to be there in times of need and celebration. I strongly stand by our school values of respect, growth, achievement and responsibility. These values are what makes Cranbourne East Secondary College a place where students are able to learn and feel safe and accepted. This is how I feel about my ‘second home’ and I desire to do everything I can to make every student at my school feel the same way I do. Peace.

Olympia Ward

I am currently in year 11 and when I first showed interest in becoming a school Vice Captain my peers and teachers supported me every step of the way. I have always had a passion for helping others and standing up for people in order to make a positive change. Being chosen to fulfil a position in which I am able to be a voice for CESC students is an honour. Although the responsibility will be a challenge, it will only help me to grow and prosper as a not only a leader, but as a person. So far, my role has helped me to develop my communication and organisation skills. I look forward to the journey ahead of me as a CESC Vice Captain.


Student Representative Council

Another initiative taking place this year is the creation of the Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC is a student run and governed body that addresses the needs, interests and concerns of the students. To help establish this body all school captains will play a role on the SRC executive.

Year Level Leaders

Part of implementing the SRC was the addition of new student leadership roles called Student Year Level Leaders. Student Year Level Leaders represent their year levels on the SRC and liaise between the students and the SRC. This ensures that all students are represented on the SRC and to increase the number of students developing their leadership and mentoring skills.


To select our Student Year Level Leaders, each year level took part in an online student election, voting for nominees from their respective year level. 


The interest and participation in the nomination and election process was outstanding. There were over 41 applications received for these new positions with students showing real interest in being part of starting something new that is aimed at increasing student agency, voice and governance. Nominees were active in promoting themselves and teachers played an enormous role in encouraging students to nominate themselves and to take part in this democratic process.


Congratulations to the following students on being elected as the Student Year Level Leaders.


Year 7 Layla Cerna Hayden Lamb
Year 8 Keira Williams William Richards
Year 9 Fadhilah Buksh Hindujaa Suresh Rathina Kumar
Year 10 Gemma Fleiner Ronan Edwards
Year 11 Aisha Ashby Sam Scandolera
Year 12 Zerah Tanga Tyson Magila



2019 the SRC Executive

The SRC executive is made up of 18 students all playing different roles to collectively run the SRC in the interests of the students. The SRC is open to all students and meets every Thursday at lunchtime.


President Waad Salih
Vice President Grace Tibusious
Secretary Olympia Ward
Treasurer Conor Pennington
Publicity Officer Poe Pouesi
Social and Community Coordinator Brittney Garvey
Year Level Reps Student Year Level Leaders



Harmony and Close the Gap Day


This year the SRC has many plans for activities and events. The first is to organise Harmony and Close the Gap day taking place on the 21st of March. The SRC, school captains and the Culture Club will be organising and hosting the Harmony and Close the Gap day assembly taking place during period 4.


Parents and members of the school community are invited to attend this assembly to support our students’ cultural performances and presentations.


GRIP Leadership Conference


On Tuesday 12th March, I attended the GRIP leadership conference at the Melbourne exhibition and convention centre, along with some other student leaders at CESC. This conference was a practical and interactive training conference for student leaders that had schools from all around Victoria. We attended multiple sessions that addressed different strategies to build a strong leadership team in our school.


The first session showed us how to recognise which people we should focus on as leaders and how to achieve this. To be able to pursue any cause within our school or society, our SRC team had to be firm. To accomplish this, we all had to build our character. These characteristics are abbreviated as CORE - 'C', confidence with humility; 'O', others focused; 'R', reliability; 'E', empathy. Each of these aspects is vital for leaders to efficiently perform their duties to the student body and contribute to building positive school culture.


While our school has been able to donate and adopt causes that interest some students in our school, this program specified how we could further engage students with causes that can increase their enthusiasm to participate in events. As leaders, we should be able to work towards involving as many people as possible through focusing on the people rather than the event. We should be able to target student’s interests and needs through widening the appeal and strategically promoting and being creative with events to ensure student attendance.  While being able to target students is essential to the success of the SRC, creating a bond of trust between students is critical, as is including students to the team that can help create social influence and create a positive school culture. Leaders can gain trust and get ideas from students via suggestion boxes as well as building personal relationships through being active and visible to all year levels.


Change can only happen when leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make necessary adjustments. Attending the GRIP Leadership Conference as school leaders was a form of individual and collective improvement. We are looking forward to implementing all the strategies that we learnt to help further strengthen the fabric of CESC and to leave a legacy of student voice and agency for years to come.


Waad Salih

CESC School Captain

SRC President

Culture Club

The Culture Club have been busy preparing for the Close the Gap and Harmony Day whole school assembly on March 21st. They have created a Power Point presentation where they explain what Close the Gap Day means, what it represents and how they have been working towards closing the gap between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. Additionally, during the month of March, in honour of Close the Gap and Harmony Day, the club has been running a whole-school project where students and staff have been invited to draw on paper plates and wooden cutlery their favourite food from their country or any other culture. The club chose to do this to celebrate Multiculturalism at our school. Below are some photos of students working on this project on a Wednesday during Culture Club and at the Swimming Carnival. This will continue to run all of March every Wednesday in OR07 at lunch and at the end, the club will display the finished product on school grounds.



Student Services Report 


By Debbie Edwards


2019 is well and truly upon us and we have had a great start to the year.

The wellbeing team have now moved into the newly developed ‘Wellness Centre’ and at present we are busy settling in.

To support our students and families, the College is fortunate to have a Student Services team consisting of qualified and experienced staff.  This year, our highly professional team, includes:-

Wellbeing Team

NAME            POSITION            AVAILABILITY

Debbie Edwards    Student Services Leader    Monday to Friday

Hayley Williams    Social Worker            Monday to Friday

Jacquie Binns        Wellbeing Counsellor        Monday to Friday

Harlin Gandhok    Wellbeing Counsellor        Monday to Friday

Anna Syposs        Health Promotion Nurse    Thursday and Friday


Our wellbeing team provides generalist counselling on a range of issues including issues at school, friends, family conflict, anger management, depression, anxiety, general health and much more.  Our role includes assessment, advocacy and referral to appropriate services when necessary.   This confidential service is free of charge and is available to all students and their families.  

The Student Wellbeing Team are busy planning our programs for the year ahead.  We are working closely with the youth services to run some programs throughout the College and the first exciting event will be the ‘Casey 360’ bus coming soon.  Our Year 7 students should enjoy this experience.

We have a focus on supporting our Year 12 students.  Year 12 can be a stressful time and some students may experience high levels of anxiety.  Parents/carers are in the best position to notice changes in young people.  Here’s some valuable information to consider and more information is available, if required.

Warning signs - most parents can tell when something is out of the ordinary, but there are also signs that suggest a young person might be experiencing a mental health problem. These are new, noticeable and persistent changes in the young person, lasting at least a few weeks, including:

  • Not enjoying, or not wanting to be involved in things that they would normally enjoy
  • Changes in appetite or sleeping patterns
  • Being easily irritated or angry for no reason
  • Their performance at school or work is not as good as it should be or as it once was
  • Involving themselves in risky behaviour that they would usually avoid, like taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol
  • Experiencing difficulties with their concentration 
  • Seeming unusually stressed, worried, down or crying for no reason
  • Expressing negative, distressing, bizarre or unusual thought


More information on how to support your child is available through the following agencies and websites:-


  • Headspace, 66 Victor Crescent, Narre Warren, Victoria 3805 P: 1800 367 968 Website:    
  • City of Casey Youth Services, Shop 156, Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre, High Street, Cranbourne.  Hours: 9.30 pm - 5.15 pm Monday to Friday (Other times by appointment).  P: 9792 7350 


  • Parentline, P: 1300 301 300.  Hours: 8 am to 10 pm 7 days per week.


  • BetterHealth Channel, 




Careers Team


NAME            POSITION            AVAILABILITY

Debbie Edwards    Student Services Leader/Careers Counsellor        Monday to Friday

Nancy Huez-O’Rourke    Careers Counsellor        Monday to Friday

Liz Hassell        VCAL/SWL/VET Manager    Monday to Friday


Our very experienced careers counsellors can assist students with a variety of support, including:-


  • Alternative education settings - referrals
  • Apprenticeship, cadetships and Traineeships information
  • Career Tools & Career Interest Tests 
  • Career Expos & Trade Events
  • Career Newsletters 
  • Individual interviews including development of Career Action Plan
  • Interstate & International study opportunities 
  • Interview Skills (mock interviews) 
  • Part-time and Casual job opportunities 
  • Resume Writing Skills 
  • Support for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) & Structured Workplace Learning 
  • Subject Selection Counselling 
  • TAFE Courses and Pathway options 
  • University Courses and Programs + Extension Studies 
  • VCAA information 
  • VTAC processes, SEAS & Scholarship Applications 
  • Work Experience Program 


Check out our amazing website - which is full of fantastic resources and make sure you like our Careers Facebook page.



Inclusion Team


We have an amazing team of experienced and dedicated integration aides.  These staff members work closely with our students to support them in the classroom to achieve their very best.


If parents/carers would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Debbie Edwards on 5990 0200 or 0474 832 576.



Education assistance program 

Cranbourne information and support service, in conjunction with the Salvation Army Cranbourne Community Support Services, delivers a year long program to financially support families with the cost of education.This can consist of uniforms, books and other expenses.

The main time for this support is the end of the year and the start of the new school year, from November to February.

Financial support comes from the Salvation Army, R. E. Ross Trust and donations through CISS from various sources.

You may be eligible for the education assistance program if you are a low income earner with school aged children and you live in the City of Casey (south)Criteria apply.


Contact - Julie or Doug at CISS on 5996 3333 156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne

No interest loan scheme 

The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) is designed to help low-income earners (especially those on a Centrelink income) buy essential household goods such as – 

  • Fridges
  • Washing machines
  • Furniture
  • Computers
  • TVs
  • School books
  • Health Aids (like walking frames, glasses, or asthma pumps)

NILS cannot be used for cash, loan repayments, housing costs or car repairs.

The loan is for one item at a time, for a value of up to $1,000 and can be re-paid at an affordable rate. Borrowers can apply for further loans once the initial loan is re-paid. 


NILS applicants MUST have lived at their current address for at least six months, and provide evidence that they have the ability to re-pay the loan.


Please drop in to Cranbourne information and support service at 156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne  or phone on 5996 3333 to see if they can assist.

Saver plus program 


Exam slaying checklist! 


Q & A 


Supporting children affected by community violence

In light of the incident in New Zealand last week, we would like to provide parents and guardians strategies on how to support children. Please see the flyer attached for more info.


If your teenager is experiencing bullying, it’s important to stay calm and let them know it’s not their fault, that you are there for them and that will do anything you can to help them. By talking with your child openly you can find out more about what’s going on, and help your child understand bullying and the kinds of things that will help them cope and respond.

What can you do?

How is your child coping with bullying? It can be difficult to know what to do or where to start when your child is being bullied. Below are some ways that you can work with your child to help them with the bullying they are experiencing:

  • Have an open conversation. Discuss the way it has made your child feel and react. This will help them to label their own emotions and assist with building self-awareness. Talking about it will help them process the emotion.
  • Make an action plan with your teen if they are experiencing bullying. What friend can they turn to? What teacher do they trust? If bullying occurs, will they respond or not? Break the action plan into manageable steps and play out possible scenarios. 
  • Get informed about the ways to stop bullying. We don’t put up with bullying at work, and our teenagers shouldn’t have to put up with it at school or online. Schools have anti-bullying policies and are required to respond to bullying incidents. 
  • Get a copy of the schools anti-bullying policy, then contact the school principal or year adviser and ask them about the policy and how they are going to follow it in this instance.
  • Read up on how to contact social media providers to address cyberbullying and ensure you and your child know how to block, delete or report anyone who is upsetting them online. Social media providers are required to remove offensive content or you can contact the children's e-safety commissioner.
  • Think about contacting the other child's parents and address the issue between families.

Learning the signs of bullying and how to handle bullying helps your child develop some essential conflict resolution skills. However, in some circumstances it just isn’t safe for your teenager to handle it on their own, or the person who bullied isn’t interested in changing their behaviour. If that’s the case, and the bullying is serious or has been going on for a while, involve their school, other parents or authorities if it’s appropriate.


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Support services 

Community Events & News

Selandra rise homework club

City of Casey and centre for multicultural youth have joined forces to create the Casey academy homework club.


Saturday mornings beginning  March 2nd 

Selandra rise community centre 



for more info please contact

Sporting change- year 9 and 10 students only 


Adulting 101 


4CS. Performing on August 20th 


School holiday activities 


City of Casey school holiday program

The Casey Teenage School Holiday Program is for young people aged 10 – 17 years and offers fun, age-appropriate activities at affordable prices during each school holiday period. The upcoming Teenage School Holiday Program will be held from Monday 8 April – Friday 19 April 2019. Transportation to and from the program is available at designated pick up and drop off points throughout Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Hampton Park, Endeavour Hills and Doveton. Book here or call  Youth Services  (03) 9705 5200


Man Cave 


wonder years 


young initiators program 


Active April 

Run by the Victorian Government as part of its ongoing commitment to boost participation in physical activity, Premier’s Active April provides a great opportunity for all Victorians to get healthy and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.

What is it?

Premier’s Active April is a 30 x 30 Challenge. All Victorians are encouraged to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April.

It's fun and it's free

Premier’s Active April is a fun and free way to get healthy and active. Registered participants receive a range of special offers including a pass to visit any participating YMCA managed centre.

For more information and to register visit

When is it?

Premier’s Active April commences 1 April and concludes 30 April each year. 

YMCA 10 Visit Pass Card Terms and Conditions 

  • Each individual that registers for the Premier’s Active April receives a 10 visit pass to attend one of the participating YMCA centres across Victoria.
  • One visit will be redeemed each time an individual visits the YMCA Centre.
  • Only 10 visits can be redeemed per individual.
  • Visit passes are valid at any participating YMCA managed centre listed below.  Passes can only be redeemed at one centre.
  • The 10 visit passes are valid for use between 1 April 2019 and 30 April 2019. Any remaining visits will expire at the conclusion of Active April on 30 April 2019.
  • Please refer to the participating YMCA managed centre you wish to attend for specific conditions of use within the centre.
  • Offer expires 30 April 2019.

The Premier’s Active April app

Participants can download the new iOS and Android Premier’s Active April mobile app, making it easier to track their progress on the go. It also features the Digital Active April Card giving participants easy access to all the general offers and the updated trophy cabinet.

Download the app through the App Store or Google Play

YMCA Victoria is a proud community partner of this exciting initiative as it inspires Victorians to live healthier and happier lives and enjoy the powerful benefits of physical activity.

  • Casey ARC
  • Casey RACE

Homework Club


Performing Arts

Instrumental Music Program

The Instrumental Music Program is off and running for 2019. We have been delighted with the amount of new Year 7 students who have signed up to be involved in the program. Students have already met their instrumental teachers and commenced lessons. The future looks promising!


Please come to see the friendly performing arts staff if you are interested in learning an instrument – we still have spots available in drum and guitar.  


The Music Department works hard to ensure that students are able to showcase their talents. In the past few weeks, we have seen some of the students involved in the Open Mic performance at lunchtime while others have been excelling in their classroom music lessons. We look forward to many more performances in 2019. 


For the first time in 2019 we are hiring out instruments for students to practice with at home, allowing them to building upon the skills learnt in their lessons and encourage them to play. We hope many students take this opportunity which will also help development and growth with their instrument. If you’re interested in finding out more information about hiring please complete the form attached or contact


Year 7 Drama

As the new school year started, our Year 7 students arrived with a sense of nerves and excitement as they commenced their first performing arts subjects. In Year 7 students will complete Drama and Visual Arts and then Music and Media in Year 8.


The nerves quickly faded away as students began their lessons.

So far Year 7 Drama students have explored:

  • TheatreSports activities
  • Miming
  • Expressive Skills
  • Tableau

The students have been full of energy and participated well in all of the activities we have explored. Drama is taught in Year 7 as it allows students to get to know one another and developed new friendships in a fun and play-based way, as well as participating in a range of activities directed at improving teamwork and getting to know one another early on. Next term students will explore Melodrama, Storytelling, Dreamtime Stories and Fractured Fairytales.

Year 9 Performing Arts Pathway program

2019 sees the first group of students participate in the new Performing Arts Pathway program which caters for musicians, dancers and actors. Through these strands students create, explore and perform the philosophy that an idea, emotion or theme can be expressed through performance in an individual and collaborative manner. Through much discussion the class have been working with the theme…. “AT THE MOVIES”.


This creative environment has allowed students to gain valuable theoretical knowledge on how to devise a performance and then move onto practical knowledge where they have honed their skills in their chosen area of performance (either Music, Dance, Theatre Studies and/or Drama).

Next term students will conduct a performance that will be an outstanding display of the talent and creativity driven by those students in the program. Through this program, we strive to empower students with creative learning to reach excellence with pride.


Production Update

Our production of “We Will Rock You” has gotten off to a flying start with a massive turnout of 70 auditionees!!! We were absolutely blown away by the talent that has emerged from our school. So many rockstars!! 

Our cast have started their rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays afterschool- we’re only a couple of rehearsals in and already the cast have been working hard to learn Queen classics such as Radio Gaga, Killer Queen, I Want To Break Free and Somebody to Love!


We have fundraising plans in the pipeline- including an exciting event with Grill’d Casey Central- if you love burgers and Queen you’re going to be in for a treat!


Our annual production working bees will be taking place in Term 2 and Term 3. More information will be provided closer to the date, but we will be looking for costume sewers, prop makers and set painters!


Production dates will be:

Thursday 29th August

Friday 30th August

Saturday 31st August


All shows this year will be evening shows. More information about tickets will be provided in Term 2. 

We’re very excited for this year’s production- it’s going to be our biggest yet!

VCE Drama excursion

On Wednesday the 6th of March 2019, the VCE Year 11 and 12 Drama students saw “Mr Burns- A Post- Electric Play” at Fortyfivedownstairs. It was written by Anne Washburn with elements of Documentary Theatre and an emphasis on The Simpsons as pop culture in a post-apocalyptic society caused by a nuclear fallout. The class enjoyed the performance and found it heavily captivating. The three-act performance conveyed the themes of identity, and societal change as survival; it also featured numerous snippets of pop culture woven meticulously throughout the performance. 

We also had the opportunity to observe the Artworks of Marco Luccio and gain an understanding of his aesthetic and practice in his exhibition “Immaginario”, which was inspired by vintage postcards he had found on his travels in New York.

Overall Mr Burns- A Post Electric Play was incredibly enjoyable, this excursion will be an important one for us Year 12’s as it is the last excursion our VCE Drama class will have together, memorable for the sheer impact of its plot. The VCE Drama students overall had a remarkable experience, it will definitely be one to remember!

-Sarah Garbett, Year 12


Chloe, Year 11: “The play was overall a very unique style and the use of chorus throughout assisted in captivating the audience. The play utilized a wide variety of conventions from different theatre styles to give a distinctive contrast between all acts. It was unlike any play I have personally seen before and was very entertaining to watch”.


Johnny, Year 11: “I love the performance that was put on it was really something to see, the way that the whole post-apocalyptic style was presented in a different aspect to what I have seen.”


Jami, Year 12: “the show was like no other, the performance was incredible however certain seating made it harder to see the show or it ruin the built tension at times. Besides that, the show’s usage of the different timelines and set pieces really kept the audience on their toes. It’s a show to remember.”


Cory, Year 12: “The play was quite extravagant, being quite exciting after act 1. Its only downfall was the slow beginning of the performance, having a lot of exposition and narration with little action. However, it was a very good show.”


Open Mic


The monthly CESC Open Mic Session kicked off for the year at the start of March, and has continued to be a huge success, with hundreds of students coming to watch the performers ranging from Year 7 to 12 at lunchtime. 


We are looking for more performers for our next session on Monday 1st April! If you are a singer, dancer, actor, musician, poet, comedian, rapper, magician- you name it!- you can sign up for the next session by filling out the form below.

Lunchtime Performing Arts Activities

During lunchtimes, our students also have the opportunity to join one of many lunchtime clubs or activities on offer, that support the students in socialising with different groups and learning and enjoying different skills.

Performing Arts lunchtime activities and clubs give students the opportunity to engage and participate in activities that they enjoy and are passionate about, socialise with groups of multi-age students, ‘take a break’ from the classroom or try something new.


This year we have 3 lunchtime activities available for ALL students:                

Dance Club: Wednesday lunchtime

Choir Ensemble: Thursday lunchtime

Drama Club: Friday lunchtime 


Our teachers and support staff dedicate their lunchtimes to run clubs for the students as places where they can feel connected and part of a group that share similar interests. We are lucky at CESC to have such dedicated, enthusiastic and talented staff at our school,  that are willing to share their time, skills and expertise with our students.


Careers & Pathways

Careers & Pathways

Welcome to our first issue of the CESC Career News. 


Career Practitioners are the vital link between schools, and the broader community, employment and education providers.  A quality career development service and program at Cranbourne East Secondary College should ensure that all students:

  • Participate in self-awareness activities designed to help them understand their interests, values and aptitude
  • Have the opportunity to research the many educational and training options available to them
  • Identify and develop decision-making skills
  • Have opportunities to examine and explore the world of work through a variety of structured activities and career tools, eg. work experience, guest speakers, visits to worksites, careers expos, Open Days, employer, industry and tertiary information service events
  • Understand their employability and enterprise skills and their application to the workforce
  • Identify their career management skills through building a career development portfolio towards successful career management
  • Assess and record their career development through planned curriculum frameworks

At Cranbourne East Secondary College we are lucky to have 3 qualified Career Development Practitioners.  Please feel free to contact, one of the following on 5990 0200 to discuss any career and/or pathway advice for your student.


Let me introduce the Careers Team:

Debbie Edwards – Student Services Leader

Liz Hassell – VET, Year 10 Work Experience, SBAT and Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Coordinator

Nancy Huez-O’Rourke – Careers Development Practitioner Year 7 - 12

Matrices - 2019

Accounting Degrees

Agriculture Degrees

Animals, Conservation, Wildlife & Zoology

Animation & Gaming Degrees

Architecture, Construction & Surveying

Arts Degrees

Banking and/or Finance Degrees

Biomedicine/Biomedical Science Degrees

Business Degrees

Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Remedial Massage

Civil Engineer Degree

Commerce Degrees

Computer Science Degrees

Cybersecurity Courses

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Degrees

Event Planning Courses

Exercise Science & Sport Degrees

Fashion, Textiles & Visual Merchandising Degrees

Global & International Studies

Graphic, Interior & Visual Design Degrees

Health Science Degrees

Human Resource Management 

Information Technology Degrees

Laws Undergraduate Degrees

Mechanical Engineering

Media & Journalism Degrees

Medical Imaging Degrees

Nursing and/or Midwifery Courses

Nutritionists & Dietitians

Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapist


Paralegal Degrees


Park Ranger

Performance Degrees

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science

Project Management Degrees

Psychology Degrees

Public Health

Public Relations Degrees

Science Degrees

Teaching Degrees - Early Childhood

Teaching Degrees - Primary

Teaching Degrees - Secondary

Travel & Tourism Courses

Youth Work and/or Social Work


* Subject to change

Have you considered a Career in...


Audiology is a health care profession involved in assessing, managing and rehabilitating hearing loss and balance disorders. According to the Good Universities Guide - Audiologists test hearing and assess the nature of hearing disorders. They are responsible for the non-medical management and rehabilitation of hearing loss and associated disorders of communication.   Audiology is a rapidly growing profession and qualified audiologists are in high demand both locally and internationally.  To become an audiologist, students usually have to complete a bachelor degree in linguistics, physics, psychology, special education, speech pathology, science, or a related discipline, followed by a graduate diploma and a Master’s degree in audiology.  In Victoria, the Masters of Audiology is offered by La Trobe University, and the University of Melbourne



Orthoptists are eye care professionals.  They specialise in detecting, diagnosing and treating vision and eye disorders.  To become an orthoptist, a student usually has to study orthoptic or ophthalmic science at university.  The only university in Victoria offering studies in orthoptics, is La Trobe University.


Speech Pathology

The Good Universities Guide indicates that speech pathologists diagnose, treat and provide management services to people with communication disorders, including speech, language, voice, fluency and literacy difficulties, or people who have physical problems with eating or swallowing. 

Speech pathologists may perform the following tasks:

  • treat children who are unable to communicate effectively due to conditions such as cleft palate, hearing loss, delayed speech or language development, cerebral palsy or emotional disturbances
  • treat adults whose language, speech or voice has been affected by surgery, disease or disorders of the nervous system, brain damage or hearing loss
  • help children and adults overcome stuttering
  • assess and treat children and adults who have difficulty chewing and swallowing

In Victoria, Speech Pathology is taught at undergraduate level at ACU, Charles Sturt University, and La Trobe University


Health Information Management (HIM)

According to the Good Universities Guide, Health Information Managers combine knowledge of healthcare processes, health records and administration, information management and human resource management to provide services that meet the medical, legal, ethical and administrative requirements of the healthcare system.  In other words, Health Information Managers work in the ‘business’ side of healthcare.  They work in e-health at the forefront of Health Information Management technology.  Victoria (and Australia) is facing a critical shortage of Health Information Managers, so doing a course in HIM will lead to great employment opportunities.  Health Information management is taught by a number of universities in Victoria including:

Prosthetics and Orthotics

La Trobe University is one of only a very few universities in the world offering a qualification in Prosthetics and Orthotics  – the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics. 

Prosthetics and orthotics are clinical disciplines that deal with artificial limbs (prostheses) for people with amputations and supportive devices (orthoses) for people with musculoskeletal weakness or neurological disorders.  Few things are as rewarding as giving someone the ability to walk, stand or even just pick up a cup. Studying clinical prosthetics and orthotics gives you the ability to do just that.  You'll learn about artificial limbs (prostheses) for people with amputations, and supportive devices (orthoses) for people with musculoskeletal weakness.  This course offers practical experience and is the only course of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.


Students study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, prosthetic and orthotic prescription, and design and fabrication.  They also develop strong practical skills in research methodology, clinical assessment, and the application of prosthetic and orthotic techniques. 


Career as an Occupational & Environmental Physician

According to The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Occupational & Environmental Physicians (OEP’s) are highly trained medical specialists who provide services related to workers’ and employers’ health.  The OEP’s approach is holistic, recognising the health effects of occupational, social, psychological, and environmental factors.  In summary:

  • OEP’s focus on the health effects of the relationship between workers and their work lives, at both an individual and an organisational level. 
  • An OEP may work for the government, the military or a large organisation. OEPs provide Independent Medical Opinions on issues such as fitness to perform particular work duties, the work-relatedness of medical conditions, and impairment assessment.
  • OEP’s have a unique combination of workplace knowledge and specialist training and skills to deal with patients, other practitioners, and employers.

How does one qualify to become an Occupational & Environmental Physician?

After completion of a medical degree, a compulsory intern year in hospital, and at least two additional years of general medical experience, doctors who choose to specialise as OEP’s must train in a specifically designed training program.  After completion of a recognised diploma, degree, or masters level qualification in occupational health, the doctor enters a training program under the individual supervision of an OEP mentor.


Some courses worth considering are:

Monash University
Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health

Master of Occupational and Environmental Health 

University of Queensland

Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science


Chartered Accountants
Why accounting?  Accounting can be regarded as the language of business.  Accountants analyse, report, and give advice about the financial dealings of organisations and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements*. 

Chartered Accountants hold the highest professional qualifications available to accountants in Australia, and are valued for their commercial know-how, analytical thinking and leadership abilities.   A career as a Chartered Accountant is a fantastic choice for those who want to:

  • Earn good money
  • Have the opportunity to travel and work overseas
  • Have job security
  • Enjoy a challenging, interesting, and diverse career

Some of the potential roles for a Chartered Accountant include

  • Financial planner
  • Forensic accountant
  • Financial office
  • Management accountant
  • Tax specialist
  • Stockbroker
  • Business analyst
  • Risk analyst
  • Auditor

                                                                                                              The Good Universities Guide - Accounting *

So, how does one become a Chartered Accountant?

Step 1: Choose an approved university business or commerce or finance degree

Step 2: Complete the degree with an accounting major

Step 3: Begin the Chartered Accountants Program - Chartered Accountants Program  

Step 4: Complete the Chartered Accountants Program while accumulating three  years of work experience with a Chartered Accountant mentor

Students wanting to be kept informed about career events, access to graduate and vacation positions, career advice, video testimonials and much more, are encouraged to subscribe at Chartered Accountants - High School Students


 A Career in Forensic Science

The Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) states that forensic science (or forensics) is the use or application of a broad spectrum of sciences in court or during legal proceedings.  Forensic science is not a discipline or branch of science but is a catch-all for many distinct disciplines that may be used to help in the determination of a court case, either civil or criminal. 

While forensic science is often seen as focusing exclusively on law enforcement, forensic science can be applied in many areas of the community and industry where the skills of a scientist need to be applied to a problem and the outcome may be presented in a court of law.  However, forensic or investigative scientists are also used by private laboratories and insurance companies.


There are various forensic science disciplines

  • Field Science – where crime scene investigation is priority
  • Laboratory Services – activities include chemistry, biology, toxicology, illicit drug, document, marks, impressions analysis and computer crime
  • Forensic Medicine – includes pathology, psychiatry, psychology, forensic medicine, mortuary services, odontology, anthropology, and entomology
  • Digital Evidence – includes computer forensics, audio video analysis, speaker, and face comparison.

Forensic science is a fascinating and rewarding career where the love of science can be applied to the good of society, public health, and public safety.


To become a Forensic Scientist, a good degree in science or medicine is essential.  There are a number of specific undergraduate and post-graduate programs in forensic science available in Australia. 

The National Forensic Science Technology Centre (USA) provides an excellent overview of many of the topics associated with forensic science, and students are encouraged to browse - A Simple Guide to Forensic Science.  


NOTE: The Paralegal Matrix provides information on numerous courses which offer major studies in forensics.


What does a Clinical Coder do?

The Good Universities Guide * states that clinical coders translate descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into codes, which record healthcare data.  Clinical coders work closely with medical staff who are responsible for recording the information required for coding medical data within patients' medical records.  The job requires someone who is –

  • able to perform precise and detailed work
  • able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • has excellent problem-solving skills
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • able to work as part of a team
  • interested in healthcare procedures

                                                                                                                   The Good Universities Guide – Clinical Coder *


For entry into a role as a Clinical Coder, graduates usually have a qualification in the health sciences, science, business administration (health), health information management, and/or health informatics.


What does a Dogger do?
The Good Universities Guide states that Doggers attach slings to cranes and direct the movement of loads handled by cranes in locations such as manufacturing plants, construction and mining sites, and the maritime industry. 


Students keen on becoming Doggers should -

  • enjoy practical and outdoor work
  • be safety-conscious
  • have good hearing and vision
  • be able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • be able to judge distances
  • be able to work at heights

Find out more by browsing The Good Universities Guide - Dogger

Course Seeker

Course Seeker is an Australian Government initiative that has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the Department).  


This interactive, searchable website displays course information, entry requirements, admission processes and student satisfaction and graduate survey results at the study area and institutional level.


The aim of this website is to help students make informed decisions about their future study by allowing them to access clear, meaningful and transparent information on ATARs/OPs, prerequisites and enrolment policies.


There are currently over 70 institutions listed on this website with many more to be added soon.


*Note that the ATARs currently reflected are for the 2018 offer period and the website will soon reflect the 2019 ATARs. 
Students are encouraged to spend some time browsing and familiarising themselves with Course Seeker

ADF GAP Year 2020

The ADF Gap Year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished Year 12 (or equivalent) and are aged between 17 and 24, to experience military training and lifestyle whilst gaining new skills and pay over their Gap Year.  The life skills and job training that students acquire during their Gap Year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake.  Gap Year opportunities are available in the Navy, Army and Air Force.

The GAP Year will commence in January/February 2020 and the jobs available are Navy Gap Year, Army Gap Year (Administration Clerk, Artilleryman, Driver, Rifleman, and Unit Quartermaster) and Air Force Gap Year.  Applications for 2020 open this month, so students keen on not missing out are encouraged to register for updates at the link below.


To find out more information about the ADF Gap Year program please visit ADF GAP YEAR

Maths: Make your Career Count!

Students often ask where maths and statistics can take you!  Are there jobs out there that use maths?  By browsing Maths Careers, students will certainly find out just how many jobs use maths! 

University Snapshots

Bond University in 2019

  1. Australia's Highest Rating University*

In the 2019 Good Universities Guide, Bond University was awarded more 5-star ratings in the Educational Experience category with 5 stars being the maximum rating awarded by the Good Universities Guide.


Bond rates five stars across a range of key performance indicators including:

* Student Support                                 * Teaching Quality

* Overall Quality of Education          * Learner Engagement

* Learning Resources                            * Skills Development

* Student Retention                              * Student Teacher Ratio

Bond also ranked in top 20 of world's best small universities - Times Higher Education


2. Accelerated Degrees

Graduate up to 12 months ahead of the rest by studying three semesters per year.


3. Five-Star Teaching Quality

Learn from world-renowned, highly qualified academics and high-level corporate and government consultants who take a hands-on role in guiding students’ career paths.


4. Leadership Development

Part of Bond University’s unique approach is to help students develop a strong foundation of key leadership attributes that will prepare them for career success, regardless of which field of study they choose. 

5. World-class Facilities

Not only does Bond offer state-of-the-art facilities, it also offers unprecedented access to them. This means students can apply their profession as they learn it, in an environment far more akin to the real thing.


6. Practical Experience

Bond is committed to producing graduates who are “ready to hit the ground running” thanks to the practical case studies and internships with its network of blue chip employers such as KPMG, IBM and the Marriott International to name a few. 

7. Globally Focused Courses

Australian in character yet international in perspective, Bond offers globally focused course content and a world of cultural enrichment.


8.  Beyond Bond

A practical, activity-based program that extends across the duration of all undergraduate degrees, as a mandatory degree requirement, ensuring all Bond students engage in various extra-curricular activities that complement their academic studies.


9. Great Social Life on Campus

With so many students on campus, Bond has a real community feel and a vibrant student social life.  Students have over 70 sporting and social clubs, one of Queensland’s leading fitness centres, cafes, restaurants, and support services on offer, all available on campus.


10. Global Bondy Alumni Network

Bond has a global network of 26,000 alumni, which is active in over 120 countries around the world, so students can be connected practically anywhere their ambition may take them.                                                    * 2019 Good Universities Guide - Good Universities Guide                                                                                                     Why Bond University


Snapshot of Blue Mountains Hotel Management School in 2019

  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) was founded in 1991
  • All BMIHMS undergraduate and postgraduate courses are fully self-accredited by Torrens University Australia in accordance with the Australian Higher Education Standards Framework (2015) and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
  • Based in NSW, the BMIHMS is a leading hotel school for hospitality education
  • There are two campuses - Leura Campus – situated in the Blue Mountains National Park, and the Sydney Campus, which is in the heart of the CBD.  There is also a Melbourne Campus for students studying a Master of International Hotel Management  
  • Students can choose between two undergraduate business degrees: International Hotel and Resort Management and International Event Management 
  • There are also Master Degree Programs, which include International Hotel Management and Global Business Management
  • Each year the BMIHMS hosts Career Focus Days - a 3-day residential program for high school students considering a career in the hospitality industry, designed for those aged 16 and over.  Students keen on finding out more are encouraged to register to attend.

Find out more at  Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Snapshot of Deakin University in 2019

  • Deakin at a Glance – provides an interesting read all about Deakin’s vision and growing international status
  • Deakin University has nearly 60 000 students across its five campuses– Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds, and Warrnambool, and one being its Cloud Campus - Deakin Locations
  • Ranked 211 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 1% of the world’s universities.**
  • Ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research, and teaching, as well as employability, innovation, and inclusiveness - About Deakin
  • Deakin is proud to be in the top 2% of universities across all three of the major international university ranking systems (the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings), assessed from 17 000 universities worldwide - Why Choose Deakin
  • For the past eight years, Deakin has ranked No. 1 for student satisfaction in Victoria by the Australian Graduate Survey
  • Deakin is ranked No. 1 in the world for Sport Science *
  • Deakin is also the 6th largest university in Australia
  • Deakin has four faculties and several schools within each faculty - Faculties and Schools
  • Deakin offers trimesters and offers a significant number of its courses online - CloudDeakin 
  • Deakin students have access to a hub or portal which is personalised for each student and provides them with everything they need to know about their course and life at university in order to succeed.  In many ways, this is a personalised dashboard - DeakinSync
  • Deakin Genie is another award-wining digital personal assistant tool for students - Deakin Genie YouTube Clip
  • Deakin Hallmarks are prestigious University awards that recognise students' outstanding achievement that are key to employment success
  • Deakin has an excellent app for prospective students called Explore.  Students can use this web app to either search for courses to find careers, or start with a career and find the courses that can lead to it - Explore Deakin
  • Deakin invites its students to participate in study abroad and exchange programs as part of their course - Study Abroad
  • Another excellent resource for Deakin students is this. This recourse is packed with inspiration for life, learning and career.  Deakin believes the journey is as important as the destination, and whether students are curious about technology, innovation, culture, or personal development, this. is the perfect place to ignite imagination and fuel ambition - this Deakin

Deakin has a strong reputation for producing highly-skilled, work-ready, and resilient graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds.  The award-winning DeakinTALENT Recruitment Services helps employers to connect with Deakin students across a range of areas.
                                                                             * Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings 2019
                                                                                                                                                             ** ARWU Rankings 2018


Snapshot of the International College of Hotel Management in 2019

  • The Swiss Hotel Association is famous for, and founded, the concept of International Hotel Management
  • Swiss Hotel Association/ ICHM are specialists in the field of International Hotel Management, and ICHM is a Swiss Hotel Association affiliated school with links to the oldest Swiss hotel school, Ecole hotelier de Lausanne.
  • Established in 1992 ICHM is based in Adelaide - ICHM Adelaide and is partnered by The South Australian State Government, and is also an entity of Charles Darwin University
  • The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) program has one undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management),  obtainable in 3 years
  • Students can complete a 4th year whereby they obtain the Master of International Hotel Management (Swiss Hotel Association)  
  • Successful graduates hold high management positions world-wide
  • ICHM is one of the leading hotel schools in Australia and has graduated more than 2000 students from 88 countries.
  • The program is a mix of academic and industry semesters, with 2-3 Industry placements of 750 hours each, with a minimum of 1500 hours and a maximum of 2800 hours
  • ICHM hosts Career Weeks each year where senior high school students can spend five days at ICHM and determine for themselves if a career in hotel management, and tourism really is what they wish to pursue

The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.The Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) is the world’s oldest industry body; formed in partnership with the South Australian Government ICHM is the only SHA hotel school outside of Europe.Visit ICHM for all other information.


Snapshot of Swinburne University in 2019

  • Swinburne is student-focused and aims at students being engaged in their learning; be exposed to innovative teaching, and given thorough preparation for the workforce.
  • Swinburne ranks 65th in the top 400 young universities in the world - Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50.
  • Swinburne was recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. The university was listed in the top 100 for the Art and Design subject area. ‌
  • Swinburne regularly receives a 5-star ranking for student satisfaction
  • Swinburne offers world-class higher education in health, arts, design, business, law, science, engineering and technology - Faculties and Departments
  • Swinburne is one of the few universities that make Work Integrated Learning (also sometimes referred to as Industry Linked Projects) a major assessment component for students - Work Integrated Learning
  • Swinburne aims at producing job-ready students and Industry Based Learning (IBL) is offered to all eligible undergraduate students in the form of paid, full-time, 6-12 month Professional Placements - Work Placements
  • Many industry partners have been connected to Swinburne for over 20 years
  • Swinburne is one of only a few universities in Australia with access to the Keck telescope in Hawaii - Keck and W.M. Keck Observatory and Parkes Radio Telescope
  • The Bachelor of Circus Arts offered at the National Institute of Circus Arts Australia - and accredited by Swinburne, not only offers elite sport training but also a sound business qualification.  Several NICA graduates are currently employed with Cirque Du Soleil
  • Swinburne has a campus in Malaysia with many of the courses offered in Australia offered there – many Australian students choose to study a semester or more at the campus in Malaysia - Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
  • Swinburne has partnerships with over 100 overseas institutions across more than 20 countries, allowing for Australian students to go and complete part of their studies at one of these institutions - Swinburne Global
  • Swinburne offers over 30 study tours and a great number of those are specific to students studying business - Study Tours
  • Swinburne has a dedicated High Achievers Program, which includes a scholarship, for Year 12 students who attain an ATAR of 95 and above - High Achievers Program
  • Swinburne also has an Emerging Leaders program -  whereby students  identify skills they have developed during their time at university.  The program translates these experiences into skills that employers are looking for.
  • Swinburne offers an Aviation degree and part of the training in this course includes access to a Flight Simulator Laboratory with three simulators: Victoria’s only Redbird flight simulator, Victoria’s only FlyIt Professional Helicopter Simulator, and a B737 procedural simulator - Flight Simulator Laboratory. Swinburne is the only university in Victoria offering a bachelor degree designed specifically to train students as a commercial pilot ­- AviationSwinburne partners with Jetstar and Qantas with a Cadet Pilot Program.
  • Swinburne has one of the largest university Psychology Clinics in Australia, not only offering low-cost counselling, psychological assessment and group therapy treatment, but also quality teaching and research - Psychology Clinic

For a comprehensive list of all courses offered at Swinburne, browse Courses at Swinburne

ACU News

Early Entry Programs at ACU

Passion for Business (P4B) Early Entry Program

Passion for Business Program (P4B) is a guaranteed early entry program designed to nurture a students’ learning passion and give them a step up in their future business career.  Current Year 12 students studying a business-related subject are encouraged to apply for the P4B Program.


Benefits of the program include:

  • early offer into an ACU P4B course
  • access to Academic Skills workshops, the CareerHub and networking events
  • study abroad opportunities
  • $500 textbook voucher awarded to the top three P4B students at the end of Semester 1
  • invitation to an ACU P4B welcome event

Eligible P4B Courses:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of IT
  • Bachelor of Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of IT/Bachelor of Business Administration

To be eligible for admission, Year 12 students need to have studied a business subject and can demonstrate they have previous work experience and volunteer work.  Applications for Passion for Business (P4B) for 2020 open soon.  Find out more about the P4L program, and the online application process at Passion for Business (P4B) Early Entry Program


Passion for Law (P4L) Early Entry Program

Passion for Law (P4L) is a guaranteed early entry program for students passionate about studying law and designed to nurture their learning potential and give them a step up in their future law career.


Benefits of the program include:

  • early offer for an ACU law degree
  • access to Academic Skills workshops, the CareerHub, and network events
  • taking part in study abroad opportunities
  • participating in the pro bono program
  • $500 textbook voucher to the top three P4L students at the end of Semester 1
  • invitation to an ACU P4L welcome event

Eligible P4L Courses:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Laws

To be eligible for admission, students will need to attain a minimum ATAR of 78.00 and meet the prerequisite of Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


Applications for Passion for Law (P4L) for 2020 open soon.  Find out more about the P4L program, and the online application process at Passion for Law (P4L) Early Entry Program

ANU News

Applications to study at Australian National University (ANU)

In 2020 ANU will welcome the first cohort of students under a new national admissions process.  The new admissions model will look beyond ATAR scores to consider a student’s all-round character and will be unique in its focus on holistic student assessment.

Students will apply directly to ANU, and to help, ANU has created a step-by-step process guiding prospective students through the application process.  Students need to be mindful of the following:


  • Applications are free
  • Students can apply for all ANU Bachelor programs.
  • Applications open 8:00am, Monday 4 March and close Friday 31 May. Students will apply directly to ANU, via the ANU website.
  • All school-leavers will need to meet the co-curricular or service requirement. Students can check if they meet the requirement, and view examples of supporting documentation on our website.
  • Students are initially assessed based on their Year 11 results and will receive a conditional offer in August.  During the applications students will need to provide an official record of their Year 11 results.  Students can learn more about how ANU will assess their applications here.
  • Students can apply for Equity and Elite Athlete adjustment factors when they apply to ANU.
  • Students can opt to be considered for all eligible scholarships when they apply to ANU.
  • Students who are accepted to ANU through the direct application process are guaranteed on-campus accommodation, if they want it.
  • Students will receive a packaged offer, which will include an offer of admission, any scholarships they have received and an offer of accommodation.
  • Students can defer an offer for 12 months, so students intending to take a gap year are also encouraged to apply.

Students are encouraged to download the 2020 Undergraduate Course Guide and browse the course offerings.

Deakin University News

Deakin Explore

Deakin Explore is an excellent resource that allows students to kick-start their course and career exploration.  Students can start with courses that lead to a career or start with careers to find courses that lead to it.  Students can filter courses and careers by what matters to them; each course and carer lists others that are similar thus allowing students to broaden their options, and students can save their favourite courses and careers to access later, and even share them by email, Facebook and even Twitter.

Students are encouraged to visit Deakin Explore and familiarise themselves with it.


Bachelor of Nutrition Science 

Learn about the fascinating role of food and nutrition in human health and disease prevention. 

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science offers a new major sequence - Food Innovation – which focuses on the innovative design of healthy foods to meet consumer wants which provides key knowledge and skills for employment as a food scientist in the food industry.  Students may gain employment in food regulation, food safety and Quality, food product development and sensory analysis.  The Bachelor of Nutrition Science course can be used as a pathway into the Master of Dietetics.


The VCE prerequisites are Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Subject bonuses: A study score of 35 in Biology, any English, Food and Technology or Health and Human Development equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in Biology, any English, Food and Technology or Health and Human Development equals 2 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points. 

Find out more at Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Federation University News

Supporting you to succeed

At Federation University Australia (FedUni), you’ll enjoy all the fantastic facilities and opportunities of a world-class Australian university in a welcoming learning community that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse. We’re renowned for our small class sizes, high quality teaching and outstanding graduate outcomes; every student matters to us.


With a history stretching back to 1870, Federation University is the third oldest provider of higher education in Australia. Our campuses in the state of Victoria and Brisbane, Queensland, offer excellent opportunities for international students in a range of attractive city and regional locations.


Study Areas

Federation University has an outstanding reputation for providing engaging and industry-relevant degrees. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across our six academic schools:


• Federation Business School

• School of Arts

• School of Education

• School of Health and Life Sciences

• School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

• School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology.


Industry connections

At Federation University, we’re committed to getting all of our students job ready. That’s why we’re ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability skills.* All of our courses are regularly assessed to ensure excellent industry relevance – that they give you the skills and experience to succeed in the workplace. Across our schools, the vast majority of courses include industry placements or Work Integrated Learning (WIL) components, so you can incorporate academic theory into real-life work situations.



At Federation University, we offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to assist international students in their journey to academic success. As a new international student, you may be eligible for a very generous accommodation scholarship, ranging in value from $2,000 to $9,700, covering part or all of your first year costs to live on campus in Ballarat, Berwick or Gippsland. Living on campus offers great opportunities to make new friends and access 24/7 support and facilities, helping you to settle in to your studies.


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Monash University News

Faculty of Engineering Co-Operative Program

The Monash Engineering Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) is designed to equip students with up-to-date, relevant industry experience and prepare them to become engineers of the future.  The program offers the flexibility for students to engage for a three or six-month term and undertake meaningful work-based learning; explore different industry sectors, understand what it is to be a working engineer, and connect their experience to their studies in a more practical way.  Students will also gain valuable professional development, culture sharing and personal growth from participating in the experience.


Students are encouraged to browse how it works to learn more about the benefits of participating in this program, one of which being that it is a paid industry experience.


This program is available to students who are already at university, but VCE students are encouraged to give this program serious consideration when planning tertiary study. 

Browse Monash Engineering Co-operative Education Program (Co-op)


Where will a Bachelor of Criminology Take You?

With a Bachelor of Criminology, students could work in broad range of professional domains such as international criminal justice, anti-corruption or human rights organisations, the police force, courts system, Department of Justice, Attorney-General’s departments, community legal centres, and organisations in which Criminology specialist skills provide a key competitive advantage.

Students can develop specialist knowledge in hate crime, serious and violent crime, cybercrime, and transnational and organised crime.

Find out more about studying criminology at Monash by browsing Bachelor of Criminology


Focus on International Studies

International studies at Monash offers an interdisciplinary focus on globalisation with four new thematic streams.  The streams are:

  • Global health and disease
  • Environment, cities, and sustainability
  • Crisis, conflict, and disaster
  • Commerce, technology, and consumption

Students can enter the Bachelor of Arts degree, and once they have completed the core units, students can focus on one stream or take a mixture of units to complete their Arts major (8 units), or even a Global Studies specialisation (12 units including an overseas component):

There are also many overseas study opportunities available to students including short-term programs and exchange programs.


Experience a Day in the Life of a Monash MNHS Student

Want to show your students what it's like to study medicine, biomedical science or nursing? Our new Day in My Life video series, hosted by some of our current students, takes you inside their lectures, placements and favourite places on campus to show what a typical day looks like.


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Inside Monash Seminar Series 2019

Get the inside story of what it’s really like to study at Monash. You’ll hear from a current student, a past student and an academic. It’s the best 90 minutes you could spend researching your course. Bring along your parents too!  The Inside Monash Seminar Series commences in late March and continues until August.  These seminars provide VCE students with an insight into the courses and career options within discipline areas.  The seminars are held in various locations across the Caulfield, Clayton, Peninsula, and City campuses, and seminars with the same title have the same program.  All seminars commence at 6.30pm. 


Exact venue details are available on registration at Inside Monash Seminars

Swinburne University of Technology News

Early Leaders Program (ELP) at Swinburne

The Early Leaders Program (ELP) provides secondary students with the opportunity to be recognised for extra-curricular activities, making themselves attractive candidates for future employers.  The ELP is open to all students who are undertaking Year 11 in 2018.  Completion of the Early Leaders Program can be a great achievement to include in applications for employment and further study. Undertaking it also provides a range of valuable benefits to students.


Students can:

  • Develop life skills
  • Grow your confidence
  • Increase your employability
  • Gain recognition for achievements from a leading university
  • Get out of your comfort zone and try something new

In addition to the above benefits, students who successfully complete the Early Leaders Program will be awarded credit towards the Swinburne Emerging Leaders Program, a program for enrolled Swinburne students only.


The program begins in late February 2019, and students who are keen on finding out more, or applying, should visit Early Leaders Program (ELP)

University of Melbourne News

The Hansen Scholarship

Twenty exceptional domestic students from around Australia will be chosen in the first intake for The Hansen Scholarship if they are starting their undergraduate studies at Melbourne in 2020.  Valued at up to $108,000, students need to achieve a minimum ATAR of 90.00 and experience financial circumstances that present a challenge to attending The University of Melbourne. (e.g. you or your family receive Centrelink benefits). 


Students should meet the following selection criteria -

  • Track record of academic excellence and a commitment to academic success in university studies
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve success in the face of adversity and overcome obstacles
  • Demonstrated ability to apply skills and strengths towards activities which benefit others
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and lead those around you
  • Likelihood of thriving as a Hansen Scholar and actively contributing to the Hansen Scholarship Program

Benefits of the scholarship include –

  • a standard room for 48 weeks each year, at no charge, for the standard full-time, three-year undergraduate degree at Little Hall residence in Lincoln Square South;
  • an allowance of $4,000 per year for general living expenses for the standard full-time duration of the undergraduate degree;
  • a one-time grant of up to $4,000 to support an approved activity for the Scholar’s development such as an international exchange, an international subject, an internship or similar role;
  • access to a mentoring program, pastoral care, and enrichment programs available to all students at Little Hall as well as a tailored program of mentoring and support exclusively for Hansen Scholars;
  • priority access to graduate accommodation at Little Hall should the Hansen Scholar wish to pursue graduate studies at Melbourne after completing their undergraduate degree.

Key dates for the application process 

1 March 2019

Stage 1 Applications open

21 March 2019

Stage 1 Applications close

27 March 2019

Year 12 Coordinator Referee forms due in

Mid-April 2019

Stage 1 applicants notified and invited to complete Stage 2 application

15 April 2019

Stage 2 Applications open

29 April 2019

Stage 2 Application close

6 May 2019

Academic and Personal references are due in

27 – 31 May 2019

Successful Stage 2 applicants participate in Skype interviews

July 2019

Finalists invited to Melbourne for the interview weekend with the selection panel

August 2019

Results of the applications will be released in August 2019


Students are encouraged to browse the link above to find out more, or register now for the scholarship at The Hansen Scholarship - Register

Interstate or Overseas Campuses

Queenstown Resort College (QRC) in New Zealand

QRC is New Zealand’s premier Tourism & Hospitality Management College.  Students considering a career in Hospitality Management or Adventure Tourism Management are encouraged to visit Queenstown Resort College (QRC) to find out more.

Industry Employment Projections

Late last year, the Department of Employment released the Industry Employment Projections over five years to May 2023. 

  • Employment is projected to increase in 17 of the 19 broad industries over the five years to May 2023, with declines in employment projected for Wholesale Trade and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
  • The long term structural shift in employment towards services industries is projected to continue over the coming five years. Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth (increasing by 250,300), followed by Construction (118,800), Education and Training (113,000) and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (106,600). Together, these four industries are projected to provide almost two-thirds (or 66.4 per cent) of total employment growth over the five years to May 2023.

For more comprehensive information, browse Industry Employment Projections


Medical Career Planning

NSW Health has compiled an extensive list of extremely useful fact sheets to assist students in making more informed career choices about the many careers in the health industry, and to ensure their career plans not only fulfil their personal aspirations but also align with the needs of the industry.  Students keen on finding out more about what the job is about, whether or not there is a shortage, etc. are encouraged to browse the following link on NSW Health - Medical Career Planning

Entry to Medicine in 2020

Year 12 students planning to apply for any of the following university courses listed below, are reminded that registrations for the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) open on 1 March 2019 and close 16 May 2019.  The testing dates will be from 1 July – 31 July 2019.


In the meantime, students who are preparing for entry into any of these courses are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the format of the test at UCAT Test Format and the practice tests and preparation material provided at UCAT Preparation


The University of Adelaide - Medicine, Dental Surgery, Oral Health

Curtin University - Medicine

Monash University - Medicine 

The University of Newcastle / University of New England - Joint Medical Program 

The University of New South Wales - Medicine 

The University of Queensland - Medicine (provisional entry), Dental Science

University of Tasmania - Medicine 

The University of Western Australia - Medicine (Direct Pathway), Dental Medicine (Direct Pathway)

Western Sydney University - Medicine

The University of Auckland - Medicine

University of Otago - Medicine, Dental Surgery

Changes to Bonded Medical Places (BMP)

As of January 2020, the Bonded Medial Places (BMP) program will be reformed as part of measures announced in the 2018/19 Federal budget.


Under this program, a small percentage of medicine students enter into an agreement with the Federal Government to do a period of service in a geographic area of high need - usually regional or rural areas.

The existing agreement currently requires students to complete 12 months return of service within an area of workforce shortage. Under the new scheme, students accepted into a bonded place from 2020 will be required to complete 3 years return of service.


The new scheme will also introduce an interactive web portal and other digital communication channels to help bonded students better understand and manage their bonded obligations.


All existing BMP Scheme participants will have the opportunity to opt-in to the new arrangements which aim to encourage more doctors to work and stay in rural and remote areas.


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Succeeding in the VCE

The School for Excellence (TSFX) offers an annual fundraising event “Succeeding in the VCE” to raise much needed funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation, and to provide students with the skills and information they need to maximise VCE marks.  Featuring a unique range of guest speakers and VCE exam markers, this exclusive event taking place later this month is very useful for students studying Year 11 or Year 12 in 2019.  Valued at over $250, “Succeeding in the VCE” is free of charge when students make a minimum $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation representatives on the day. 


Find out more at Succeeding in the VCE

Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching (QILT)

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The aim of the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website to assist students in making informed choices about their higher education options by bringing together survey data from all Australian universities, allowing students to compare student experience and job outcomes. 

So, students are able to compare the student experience, whether domestic or international, between universities, and also learn more about employment outcomes of the different institutions. 

The QILT survey program also includes the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) which is an important survey whereby over 4000 employers are asked to rate their newly employed university graduates, based on several criteria, and thereby ranking universities. 

The Employer Satisfaction Ratings is well-worth a browse.

Group of Eight Universities

The Group of Eight (Go8) is an association of leading Australian universities - comprehensive in general and professional education and distinguished by depth and breadth in research.  The Go8 universities continually aim to -

  • enhance the contribution of its member universities to the nation’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being and prosperity;
  • extend the contribution of its member universities to the generation and preservation of the world’s stock of knowledge;
  • strengthen Australia’s capacity to engage in and benefit from global developments, respond to global and local challenges;
  • expand opportunities for Australian students, regardless of background, to participate in higher education of world class.

To find out more about the Group of Eight Universities, visit Group of Eight Universities

Exchange Programs

AFX Student Exchange

AFX Student Exchange offers a range of programs including high school or GAP year programs to France.  For more information about all the programs offered by AFX visit AFX Student Exchange


Au Pair, Volunteer, Exchange Programs

AIFS and its family of companies organises cultural exchange programs throughout the world!  Whether students are looking for cultural exchange program, an Au Pair placement, to volunteer or a stint with Camp America, AIFS has a range of opportunities and programs to offer!  Visit AIFS Exchange to find out more!


Cultural Care Au Pair

Cultural Care Au Pair is a great way to live abroad for a minimum of 12 months. With this time, you get the amazing chance to study, travel and experience another culture as a family member.  By becoming an au pair, you will grow as a person and learn lifelong skills such as; independence, responsibility, communication, and open-mindedness. All skills important for your future!  Find out more at Cultural Care


Gap Medics

Our programs offer students interested in healthcare a genuine insight into the hospital work of doctors and nurses in countries in Europe, and the Caribbean.


Gap Medics are offering an exciting project for students that are looking to apply for university courses in medicine, nursing, dentistry, community health, or midwifery.  Gap Medics is a provider of short-term healthcare work experience placements abroad.  Although based in the UK, its programs are open to students from all around the world. 

This organisation is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements for students who are applying to medical or nursing school in particular.  Visit Gap Medics to find out more!


Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly Gap Activity Projects) has been offering international volunteering and gap year projects for 17-25-year old’s, for over 35 years.  A diverse range of projects are on offer in Asia/Pacific, or further afield in Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Visit Lattitude Global Volunteering to find out more!


Projects Abroad

For any students keen to learn more about the volunteer and work experience programs offered through Projects Abroad, should browse Projects Abroad for more general information.   


Schoolies Unearthed

Antipodeans offers a range of programs, one of which is Schoolies Unearthed – a different way to do schoolies.  Newly graduate Year 12 students get to travel overseas with a team of other schoolies, explore new and vibrant parts of the world whilst contributing to a sustainable community project. Accompanied by an Unearthed leader, this is a chance to embrace a totally new culture, discover some incredible food and live like the locals do - all while having the time of your life.  Find out more at Schoolies Unearthed – a different way to do schoolies


Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

Explore another culture, learn another language, be a family member and an active student in a different country. Experience your world.  For more information call 1800 500 501 or visit Southern Cross Cultural Exchange


Student Exchange Australia

LOTE students often express an interest in finding out more about short-term exchange programs to countries like Japan, France, Germany, Canada, Spain and many more!   To find out more call 1300 135 331 or visit Student Exchange


Volunteer Abroad with WEP

World Education Program (WEP) Australia is now offering a range of international programs for people over the age of 18!  Programs include volunteer and conservation projects, work & travel and internships, teaching English overseas, international language study and language & volunteer packages.


WEP’s GAP programs bring together volunteers from all over the world to help communities in need, and volunteers learn:

  • to work through the various challenges of adapting to a new culture
  • mature, gain more confidence and develop greater self-awareness
  • gain a better understanding of the world and international relations

Find out more by visiting Volunteer Abroad or call 1300 884 733.

What does a Brand Manager do?

According to an article in the Saturday Herald Sun a couple of years ago, a brand manager was described as someone who works with a company, product or service on ways to set them apart from their competitors in the eyes of consumers or raise awareness in the community.  The article went on further to say that brand managers liaise with their client on what their “brand” will be:

  • The client’s image
  • What the client wants to portray
  • The reputation the client has or wants in the community

So, brand managers work closely with their clients in marketing their client and its product or service, and brand managers are expected to have an extensive knowledge of all types of media.   Brand managers can also be known as product or marketing managers, and they usually have qualifications in business and/or marketing and advertising. Entry to this occupation usually requires a qualification in business, communications or commerce with a major in marketing. 


More detailed information can also be found in the Good Universities Guide - Marketing Officer

Sports Pathway Program

Sports Pathway Program 2019

The SPP is back in 2019 after a very successful first year in 2018.  The program has is made up of 77 year 9 and 10 students from various sporting backgrounds. 

All 3 classes have made a fantastic start to the theory studies that will prepare them for the challenges of VCE PE and Health and Human Development classes. The year 9 classes are learning about fitness components and training methods and the year 10 class is learning all about Sports injuries and prevention which links to the practical strength and conditioning sessions all 3 classes have been completing on a weekly basis with Collingwood AFLW strength and conditioning coach Luke Kitchen. The focus of this terms training block is improving muscular strength and power.


There are some exciting excursions coming up for all 3 classes. On the 22nd of March all three classes will visit the aqua park in Bangholme  and on the 29th of March all 76 SPP students will be doing a coastal run in Mornington.

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